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Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)

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A T.V. set given as a retiremant present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sam Hollingsworth / Mr. Lucifer
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Kitty Norton
Jack Watling ...
Jim Norton
Barbara Murray ...
Patricia Pedelty
Joseph Tomelty ...
Mr. Pedelty
Kay Kendall ...
Lonely Hearts Singer
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Hector McPhee
Charles Victor ...
Mr. Elder
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Arthur
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Macdonald
Raymond Huntley ...
Mr. Patterson
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Mr. Macdonald
Frank Pettingell ...
Mr. Roberts
Olive Sloane ...
Mrs. Stannard
Gilbert Harding ...
Himself
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A T.V. set given as a retiremant present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

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Plot Keywords:

ealing | based on play

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30 November 1953 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Fanny Carby. See more »

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Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner
(uncredited)
Written by Hubert Gregg
Performed by Ian Carmichael and Olga Gwynne'
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Ealing Misfire
30 April 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film ,made in 1953,is largely forgotten.It is a misfiring satire.At the time this film was released TV was about to make a substantial impact on cinema audiences as a result of the Coronation.By 1960 cinema audiences had dropped by two thirds from their post war high and thousands of cinemas were closing.Also,just 3 years after this film was made Ealing studios themselves were closed and purchased by the BBC.Also those music halls that had managed to struggle on finally closed their doors in the late 50s.So i am afraid that Michael Balcon was just spitting in the wind by trying to tell people that television was a bad influence.The film is quite entertaining ,particularly Gordon Jackson playing very much against type.


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